More Tour success and BT results

Sutton Tennis Academy (STA) players continued their successful run during the second week of the Winter Regional Tours held across the UK last week, while some of our other players performed well at the Exeter British Tour. 

STA succeeds in Regional Tour

Several players representing Sutton Tennis Academy (STA) in the Winter Regional Tour this weekend made it through to the final rounds. 
At the Girls 14 & Under Regional Tour Grade 3 tournament in Harlow, Gemma Heath lost in the final to Emma Raducanu. Raducanu also knocked out another of STA’s players, Jizel Fernandes, who subsequently took third place.

Miyazaki through to quarter-finals

Lily Miyazaki, who left Sutton Tennis Academy last month to train at the University of Oklahoma, has made it through to the quarter-final of the Shipyard Cup at Van der Meer Shipyard Tennis Resort in Hilton Head, South Carolina. She is the only current collegiate player left in the main draw. 

With a current International Tennis Federation ranking of 844, Miyazaki knocked out Norwegian Emma Flood - who is ranked 703 in the world - in straight sets 6-4 6-3 on Wednesday.

Today, Miyaaki is up against American player Anamika Bhargava, who is ranked 672. 

Another STA player achieves world ranking

After securing her first world ranking points a few weeks ago, one of Sutton Tennis Academy (STA)’s female players, Antonia Smallbone, has secured her first Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking. She lost in the first round of singles but made it to the quarter-final of doubles – awarding her enough points to secure a ranking – at an International Tennis Federation (ITF) $10k tournament in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Another STA player set for WTA ranking

Some of our female players have delivered an impressing showing in the past few weeks. Antonia Smallbone was awarded her first professional ranking points at an International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. 

Goodbye to Lily, Lana and Rhett

We would like to wish three of our players the best of luck as they continue their tennis careers at university. 
Lily Miyazaki, who has been training at Sutton Tennis Academy (STA) since 2005 under the guidance of tennis director Neil Carter, is off to the University of Oklahoma. Lily achieved a career high Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking of 695 before leaving STA on Tuesday.
Lana Rush is also off to the United States, where she will be training at Florida State University. 

STA competes in esteemed ETA and ITF events

Last week, three of our players competed in three prestigious tournaments. Firstly, Jack Draper and Emile Hudd competed in a Grade 1 14 & Under Tennis Europe (ETA) tournament in Hasselt, Belgium. Draper made it to the second round of The Young Champions Cup, defeating Belgian player Louis Herman 6-3 6-1 in the first round before sadly losing to Australian player Matthew Dellavedova 6-2 6-1 in the second.

Tournament wrap-up

The week commencing July 28 was another busy week for Sutton Tennis Academy (STA) players, with success in Switzerland, Sheffield and Woking. Meanwhile, some of our other players are currently gearing up for tournaments to commence in Belgium and Nottingham today.